Iran Sanctions New State Department waivers “leave intact sanctions that apply directly to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard and its proxies”

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U.S. grants exemptions to sanctions on Iran Revolutionary Guard
by Matt Lee, Associated Press
April 24, 2019

The Trump administration on Wednesday granted important exemptions to new sanctions on Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, watering down the effects of the measures while also eliminating an aspect that would have complicated U.S. foreign policy efforts. Foreign governments and businesses that have dealings with the Revolutionary Guard and its affiliates will not be subject to a ban on U.S. travel under waivers outlined by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in two notices published in the Federal Register. That weakens the effect of the measures and will frustrate members of Congress backing tough measures against Iran who are already concerned that the Trump administration won’t fully enforce sanctions on Iranian oil.  READ MORE

GATESTONE The US Sanctions on Mullahs are Working As sanctions against Iran were lifted during the Obama administration, it quickly became clear that those actions instead gave Iran global legitimacy in the eyes of the international community.

NBC NEWS Trump pressure will fail because Iran has a ‘Ph.D. in sanctions busting,’ says Iran’s Zarif President Trump “believes that the maximum pressure policy will bring Iran to its knees,” said Iran’s Javad Zarif. “Iran will not accept pressure.”

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